Create Asian-inspired Desserts with Ease!
These 60 tasty and accessible desserts from baking prodigy Catherine Zhang showcase flavors that will have you rethink what you know about cakes, cookies, tarts and more. Inspired by Catherine’s Chinese heritage as well as her cosmopolitan influences, these simple yet delectable recipes fuse vibrant flavors like ube, lychee, hojicha and miso with beloved bakes like macarons, tiramisu and palmiers. These beginner-friendly delights from China, South Korea, Thailand and more include:
• Mochi Donuts
• Japanese Strawberry Shortcake
• Tahini “Nutter Butters”
• Vietnamese Coffee Tres Leches
• Chocolate Matcha Viennese Swirls
• Cookies and Cream Snow Skin Mooncakes
• Tangzhong Cinnamon Rolls
• Raspberry Yuzu Cream Puffs
• Brown Sugar Boba Popsicles
• Baked Ube Cheesecake
Whether you’re new to baking or are looking for unique and exciting ways to add a little sweetness to your day, this collection will have you making delicious desserts over and over again.
Catherine Zhang is the winner of the second season of Netflix’s baking competition show Zumbo’s Just Desserts. As a pastry chef and recipe developer, Catherine focuses on sweets inspired by the Asian continent and her Chinese and Australian upbringing, as well as her food nutrition science background. Catherine lives in Sydney, Australia.
“Catherine’s book is filled with plenty of sweet delights that are both familiar and new. This is the perfect book for any baker looking to make some culinary creations in their own kitchen, regardless of their experience level.”
— Rachel Khoo, cohost of Zumbo’s Just Desserts and cookbook author
“I’ve been a fan of Catherine’s ever since I watched her crush her competition on Zumbo’s Just Desserts. I have waited with bated breath for her cookbook, and the wait was 100 percent worth it. Every recipe in this book looks incredible!”
— Michelle Lopez, creator of Hummingbird High and author of Weeknight Baking
“Catherine’s detailed methods will have you creating masterpieces to impress friends and family in no time. These Asian-inspired treats are the perfect addition to any meal!”
— Kirsten Tibballs, TV host, pastry chef and founder of Savour School
“Catherine’s recipes and words give voice to the flavor and origins of desserts not often enough represented—and so endlessly delicious!”
— Yasmin Newman, photographer, TV presenter and author